The ladies of Chelsea strengthened their hold on the top of the Women’s Super League with a comfortable 4-1 win over winless Bristol Academy. First half goals from Gilly Flaherty and Gemma Davison gave the leaders the lead, South Korean Ji So-Yun and Millie Farrow completed the scoring after Boho-Saho had slotted home to make it 2-1 shortly after half-time to give the visitors short-lived hope before Chelsea re-took control of the game.
A second half goal from Tony Duggan helped Manchester City to a 1-0 win over Birmingham. The team includes five of England’s heroes from the recent World Cup and they may be the team to watch as the remainder of the season progresses due to their new found experience. Sunderland stole the points at home to Notts County. Hayley Sharp put the hosts in the lead but the strike was equalised by Jess Clark for the Magpies. Beth Mead scored the winner for Sunderland in stoppage time.
Arsenal failed to keep the pressure on Chelsea at the top of the table losing 3-1 at home to Liverpool. England star Fara Williams opened the scoring from 25 yards, Eastern added a second from close range. Arsenal’s Spannish striker Natalia got one back for Arsenal but Asisat Oshoala lobbed the keeper to make it 3-1 and secure Liveprool’s first away win of the season. It leaves Chelsea 5 points clear at the top.
MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD
Women’s Super League
Chelsea (2) 4 (Flaherty, Davison, So-Yun, Farrow) Bristol Academy (0) 1 (Boho-Sayo) – At Wheatsheaf Park, Staines
Manchester City (0) 1 (Duggan) Birmingham (0) 0 – At Academy Stadium, Manchester
Sunderland (1) 2 (Sharp, Mead) Notts County (1) 1 (Clark) – At the Hetton Centre, Sunderland
Arsenal (0) 1 (Natalia) Liverpool (2) 3 (Williams, Eastern, Osohala) – At Meadow park, Boreham Wood